Interview with R. Lorelei

What do you read for pleasure?
I read mainly romance novels. I tend to stick with one Author when I find something I like.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I think that's where I'm weak. I love writing but don't love marketing. I hope word of mouth begins to work for me as more people hear of my book.
Describe your desk
I have a beautiful veneer dark wood desk that my very supportive husband bought for me. It's so fancy, it would be something you would see in a Lawyer's office. I also have a Beautiful Chandelier.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Mississauga and I don't feel it had much of an influence over my writing. I feel my experiences and what I've read in the past have influenced me more.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Chanel St. Clare unknowingly falls in love with her best friend with benefits. No matter how hard she tries to sever their ties, she's not able to, and it begins to destroy her new relationship with Dr. Bradley Hart.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Shadonna Richards, I wanted to get a book on a Chapter's Book Shelf. But the goal has changed significantly. I love hearing people say that they couldn't put my book down. I feel that is the ultimate compliment to a writer.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It has helped to get my book out there for more people to see. It is easy to make changes and adjustments, and is user friendly.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Finishing the book and again, having someone say that they couldn't put it down.
What do your fans mean to you?
They are who I write for so everything!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My children and husband.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm caring for my two children and working as a nurse.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I go to New York Times best-sellers.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I wrote a story in high school about a person who hurt themselves at the Eatons Centre in Toronto Ontario. It made the school paper. Then I wrote about my husband's car and it got published in The Toronto Star. I also wrote about our house builder that got published in New In Homes.
What is your writing process?
You don't want to know.
How do you approach cover design?
Self Publishing Covers has a wide variety of covers and they work with you until they get it right.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
All of them.
What are you working on next?
I am working on a love saga of two teenaged who get paired up in figure skating.
Who are your favorite authors?
E.L. James, Colleen Hoover, Abbi Glines
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I read the Ramona series by Beverly Cleary. They impacted me because I carried the same name as the character.
Published 2014-11-23.
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Books by This Author

Flaccid Phallus
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 63,180. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Jersey and Indiana socially isolated themselves for two gruelling years while studying hard to get into medical school. Now that their applications have been submitted to the top schools in their area, it's time for them to party with their gay best friends Billy and Ted. The girls soon find out that grades aren't their only obstacles they'll be facing in this satirical romance.
Jealousy and Rage
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 71,610. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
The conclusion to Kiss and Cry, Adam offers Dalia her dream job to wedge his way back into her life. She finds herself working with two very powerful gorgeous men who both want her.
Forgive and Forget
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 51,720. Language: Canadian English. Published: April 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
With the Olympic Games over, the competition for Dalia's heart begins. Dalia was forced to give up the guy of her dreams for a skating career with her gorgeous partner Ryan. Now that they've won the Olympics and have become Canada's favourite couple, Adam wants to reclaim the love of his life.
Kiss and Cry
Price: Free! Words: 48,040. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Dalia is forced to choose between Adam the hottest guy in school or Ryan a gorgeous stranger who promises to make all of her dreams come true. No matter which direction she chooses, there will be a price to pay. The first book in a series.
Text Him! ...He Needs To Know
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 51,050. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Meadow chooses to be honest with Danny and Ben through text messages, rather than leaving them in the dark.
What happened in Vegas: Didn't Stay In Vegas!
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 59,860. Language: American English. Published: March 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Bradley asked Chanel if she went alone. She failed to mention that Nick followed her there.